Imagine a school where self-awareness is celebrated, students are encouraged to solve maths problems by writing on the walls and applying learned lessons to real life is more important than homework. These are a few of the concepts that makes Space of Mind School unique.
Located in a home built in 1896 in Florida, US, the program serves students in grades 2 through 12 and will accept kindergarten students next year. It also offers an after-school program for students who attend traditional schools, as well as evening programs for adults and educators and weekend events for families.
There is a different atmosphere from that of a traditional school building. Tables and brightly colored walls are white boards. In the science room, students are studying climate changes at a weather station, while in the music room, a student is solving an equation (等式) with his academic coach while he connects music theory and maths.
The daily schedule at the school also stands out. “ We don’t assign boring or exhausting homework.” said Space of Mind founder and CEO Ali Kaufman. “ Instead of homework, we ask that they go home and take a video of themselves applying a lesson they learned or cooking a meal for their family that they learned how to make at school.”
For lunch, instead of traditional cafeteria dishes such as pizza, the school offers organic meals made out of products from local gardens and farms. “ Our students also run a business at the Delray Beach Green Market on Saturdays so they can understand sustainable living practices and how to run a business,” Kafman said.
“ We are also the first school program in Florida to start and end each day with 15 minutes of meditation (冥想),” Kaufman said. “ The positive results we have been seeing in the students from meditation are amazing. We are really about infusing social, emotional and creative skills with academic and life skills.”
32. Space of Mind School_________.
A. assigns no homework. B. urges students to use what they learn
C.teaches students to earn money in class D. focuses on knowledge learning
33. What can be inferred from the last paragraph?
A. Yoga enjoys great popularity in US. B. The practice of meditation is amazing.
C. The meditation session lasts 15 minutes daily. D.The students benefit from meditation.
34. The underlined word “infusing" in the last paragraph probably means______.
A. emphasizing B. checking C. developing D. helping
35. What is the text mainly about?
A. What makes Space of Mind School outstanding.
B. Why Space of Mind School is popular in US.
C. How the after-class programs of space of Mind School are organized.
D. How Space of Mind School cultivates students' life skills.